Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one due to someone’s negligence or wrongful act is a tragedy for which no amount of money can compensate you. The grief and pain of the loss you feel will never go away. Neither will the feeling of injustice.
Unfortunately, if you lost someone, you are not alone. For this reason, Tennessee courts allow the option to pursue civil cases for the wrongful death of loved ones.
The Purpose of Wrongful Death Cases
In a wrongful death case, the main purpose is to attempt to make you whole again from the loss of your loved one. The courts do this by assigning dollar values to various contributions your loved one would have made to your life, but that is not the whole purpose of these cases.
For many, getting justice and delivering a message of deterrence are more important than money. Mitch Grissim is an accomplished wrongful death lawyer with the courtroom experience to make sure that the jury feels the same the anger and sorrow you feel at being wrongfully robbed of your loved one.
Making sure the negligent party pays, and feels the full weight of that payment, can also help others in the future. It is our hope that these cases will deter other deadly acts of negligence.
The Details on Compensation
Juries look at various economic factors when deciding how much compensation family members should receive. They also consider the amount of pain and suffering your loved one endured, as well as the amount of support you have lost.
We might call upon economists to calculate and testify how much money your loved one would have made if he or she lived a full life. The jury will also try to account for the value of a lost relationship with a spouse, parent, grandparent or child.
Our Presentation of Your Case
We would approach your wrongful death case by showing the jury the entire scope of your grief. This is how we might proceed:
- We would consult with specialists — economists, accountants and therapists, for example — to show the jury the nature of your loss and the financial settlement necessary for you to live in relative comfort.
- We would work closely with you, learning the story of how your life has been affected by the loss of your loved one.
- We would call your friends and family to the stand. We believe that the people closest to you can best show how the loss of your loved one has changed your life.
Attorney Mitch Grissim has practiced personal injury and wrongful death litigation in Nashville, Tennessee for 39 years. A Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, he has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they deserved after fatal accidents ranging from medical malpractice to motorcycle collisions.
Contact Our Office Today
Please do not hesitate to reach out for support with your tragic loss. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, please call today at 615-255-9999. You can also email us at any time, or use the form on our website.